Successful U.S. Coast Guard Drug Interdictions Revealed
The United States Coast Guard, in announcing its record successes in interdiction and illegal drug seizures, has announced a press conference at noon Friday. The information presented will announce the cooperation and success between various Coast Guard units and other agencies.
Various Federal, National and International Agencies and Partners will be in attendance to discuss and talk about the various drug interdiction efforts, their successes, and what they have learned over the last year.
Much of the drug interdiction and drug seizure during the last calendar year has included new tactics, new technology, and new equipment. These additions have brought new and valuable tools to bear on the fight against drugs.
Some of the most dramatic seizure and drug interdictions have included:
-September 2007. Coast Guard and Federal Agencies stopped and inspected a vessel. They discovered a large quantity of cocaine that was hidden in diesel fuel. The cocaine, nearly thirty six hundred gallons, would have been converted to almost sixteen thousand pounds of pure cocaine.
-August 2007. Navy, U.S. Customs, and Coast Guard crews stopped and boarded a vessel that was a semi submersible. It was loaded down with nearly three hundred fifty million dollars worth of cocaine.
-March 2007. The largest cocaine seizure ever made by the Coast Guard occurred when it stopped and boarded a vessel of Panama registry, and subsequently discovered almost twenty tons of cocaine.
Officials from the U.S. Customs Bureau, the Navy, and The Drug Enforcement Agency as well as representatives from Panama, Mexico, France, the United Kingdom, as well as United States and Coast Guard Representatives will be in attendance at the press conference.